I fished the run first, and my primary targets were the trout in the main run (the dark shadows in the lower-left corner of the photograph), facing up-river in the main current. I tied on a black string leech streamer with a small, sparse accent of Krystal Flash, and a heavy dumbbell weighted head. I stood on the bank, just below the point at the top of the photo (in the brown moss) and cast downstream, into the wind, at a 45-degree angle, across the current. (I cast out of the picture, to the left side). It was an ugly cast, no doubt, but I managed to unfurl about 35 feet (with an aggressive backcast and gentle forward stroke) and drove the fly hard to the surface, where it splashed down a good 15 feet away from the fish I saw. I threw a HUGE mend in the line so the fly would sink, and then pointed the rod tip to the surface, directly toward my target trout, and kept a taut line. In other words, it was a classic steelhead swing. I let the current do the work. And when my fly swung into the zone, it got hammered. I didn't have to strip or twitch the fly. This is the fish I landed… on a 6-weight (Scott Radian)!